French Bulldog

Other name: French Bulldog

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The French Bulldog is a small dog. He is sometimes perceived as ferocious while he hides an extreme affection for his owner and a cheerful, playful character, with a very pleasant temperament for the older ones and the children. This canine is intended to be very gentle, even if it does not appear at first glance. It is highly recommended for the elderly because it does not need exercise to be fulfilled. Thus, it is also suitable for indoor living, as it does not require large spaces to let off steam. His daily outings are more than enough for him.



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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Small
Head shape Square
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 7 kg to 12 kg From 29 cm to 34 cm
Male From 8 kg to 14 kg From 30 cm to 35 cm
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History of the breed

The history of French Bulldog dates back to the 19th century. Nevertheless, it is interesting to go back to the 3rd century BC to better understand. Nicknamed The Hound, Alexander 1 Epirus have offered to Alexander the Great a dog that would be the ancestor of the English Bulldog and a ratter. Appeared in the 1980s in Paris, and more mainly at the Abattoirs de la Villette, the French Bulldog quickly became the face of great Parisian celebrities.

The latter, which has been removed from all forms of aggression over the years, appeared after 1835 and the ban on dog fights across the Channel. The French Bulldog is born from a cross between the Toy Bulldog and the Doguin. It was in 1880 that its current name appeared. It appeared the first times on the side of the Abattoirs de la Villette.

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Physical features

His hair: generally quite short .
Its color: fawn, if it is a brindle dog (coloring of the coat, characterized by discontinuous stripes of different colors), with a dark charcoal (black spots) and different shades ranging from red to coffee with milk; or white and brindle.
His head: broad, square and very strong, with folds and wrinkles.
His ears: set high, carried straight.
His eyes: large, round and dark.
His body: endowed with a carpus back, broad and muscular, the croup is well inclined and the chest rather cylindrical, his chest (in front of the dog’s body) is well open.
Its tail: short, it is often twisted or cut naturally and pointed.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The French Bulldog is a companion dog with a very happy temperament . Gentle and playful , he is considered an ideal playmate for children . He is a nice ally for the elderly. As he ages, he may as well be the public entertainer or remain relatively peaceful. He always remains dependent on his master with whom he needs to stay. He is an excellent companion dog for young and old alike.


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Different exercises, performed with this dog from an early age, make it pleasant and sociable. We must also teach him cleanliness, obedience and desensitize him to loneliness . In this case, this dog, always in search of things to learn, can be jealous and possessive , which is why he must be educated very early so that he does not develop this character trait.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

Apartment dog par excellence, the French Bulldog does not bark often and adapts to all circumstances. This dog has no particular need for physical exercise. He is hardly enduring and is satisfied with a home life . Simple daily walks fit him like a glove. He loves to play, as long as it isn’t very physical or lasts a short time.


Ease of gaining weight

The French Bulldog, with its very short muzzle , can suffer from a breathing problem , especially in hot weather. It is therefore necessary to avoid leaving it too long exposed to the sun. He has a high sensitivity to respiratory and back pathologies. Indeed, its rather short muzzle favors the brachycephalic , caused by an elongation of the soft palate and pinched nostrils. Therefore, it is not uncommon to hear the French Bulldog snoring when sleeping.

In addition, his eyes are relatively fragile and require regular maintenance using a suitable lotion. Finally, this dog is prone to herniated discs , it is essential to ensure his diet to avoid any risk of obesity.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 5 puppies

Major concerns
Cleft palate
Herniated disc
Stenosis of the nostrils
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Soft palate syndrome
Minor concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Patella dislocation
Willebrand disease
Occasional concerns
Atopic dermatitis
Edema of the larynx
Suggested tests

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for French Bulldog dogs .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 9 years old

Maximum: 11 years

The life expectancy of a French Bulldog is, on average, between 9 years and 11 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

Thanks to its short coat, the French Bulldog only requires a simple maintenance , one brush stroke per week is sufficient.

A special pliers exist for cutting the claws . For his bath, it is advisable to use a shampoo with neutral pH . The eyes are cleaned with dacryoserum or ocryl. The ears should be checked and cleaned regularly in order to identify and avoid possible infections. Finally, wrinkles and folds, which require special attention, can be cleaned with physiological serum. Once completely dry, you must apply petroleum jelly.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1500 €

The purchase price of a French Bulldog is between 1000 € and 1500 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 950
1050 €

The annual maintenance cost of a French Bulldog is between 950 € and 1050 €.

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The French Bulldog must have a balanced diet , because it is prone to digestive problems . Thus, its weight must stagnate between 8 and 14 kg in adulthood. Its diet consists mainly of premium croquettes that can be found in specialized stores. Lamb croquettes, a meat popular with French Bulldogs, are recommended. He should have a maximum of two daily rations.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The French Bulldog is a city dweller , but he particularly appreciates walks , especially as his powerful muscles need regular exercises . On the other hand, it is not recommended to jog or walk with him near a body of water. Endowed with bad breath , he also suffers from some difficulty in swimming.

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Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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